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Friday, March 28, 2008

Condi Rice Hails Obama Speech on Race

The support for Obama's speech on race last week, which the latest Gallup and Rasmussen numbers show was a rousing success, is getting broader and broader.

Today, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hailed Obama's speech:

She declined to comment directly on the presidential campaign in the Times interview, saying only that it was "important" that Obama "gave it for a whole host of reasons", but strongly defended the patriotism of African Americans.

"Africans and Europeans came here and founded this country together - Europeans by choice and Africans in chains. That's not a very pretty reality of our founding."

"What I would like understood as a black American is that black Americans loved and had faith in this country even when this country didn't love and have faith in them - and that's our legacy

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